Gary is a city of 87 000 inhabitants with an infrastructure designed to house 500 000. Its infrastructure is impressive: it is home to the third airport of Chicago (GYY), the interstates 90, 94, 65 and 80 (San Francisco – New York), an extensive railroad network, Lake Michigan, Michael Jackson….
Gary is a third world city in a first world country. In the past century it slipped through the holes of the market economy net and landed in the economy of survival. Entirely planned and programmed from the beginning, for maximum economic profit, it never had time to shape itself.
The case of Gary is symptomatic of our incapacity to act in the global market without clear value. We look at it as outdated, consumed. We believe that Gary is not a problem to solve but first and foremost a situation to understand, a potential to reveal.